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Computer Workout (Key Positions)

All good chess players know how to recognize key patterns and positions that occur in their games. The Chess.com Computer Workout tool helps you improve your knowledge of key positions by setting you up to play these key positions against the computer!

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Focus on improving different areas of your chess game by selecting a category, theme, and key problem. If you are stuck, ask for a hint from the computer!

PositionDifficultyAttemptsStart Workout
2 Bishop Mate Beginner (< 1200) 880,612 Begin »
Mating with a Queen Beginner (< 1200) 465,816 Begin »
Opp Bs -2Ps? No Problem! Beginner (< 1200) 509,587 Begin »
Rook and Pawn Basics Beginner (< 1200) 570,564 Begin »
B v. N up a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 533,168 Begin »
Extra Bishop: King's Indian Intermediate (1400-1800) 447,311 Begin »
N v. B Fischer-Saidy Intermediate (1400-1800) 444,737 Begin »
Pawn Endgame Technique Intermediate (1400-1800) 529,537 Begin »
Stonewall Clamp Intermediate (1400-1800) 483,470 Begin »
Gruenfeld Passed D-Pawn Advanced (1800+) 544,907 Begin »
2 Rook Mate Beginner (< 1200) 81,446 Premium Only
A Common Zugzwang Beginner (< 1200) 107,094 Premium Only
Bishop + Knight Mate: the Edge Beginner (< 1200) 70,856 Premium Only
Bishop v. Rook Beginner (< 1200) 21,580 Premium Only
Down a B+P... Draw?? Beginner (< 1200) 19,472 Premium Only
Forcing a Way In Beginner (< 1200) 27,835 Premium Only
K+P Basics Beginner (< 1200) 55,092 Premium Only
K+P v. K Beginner (< 1200) 27,195 Premium Only
K+P with two pawns up Beginner (< 1200) 21,036 Premium Only
K+P: Converting Extra Passer Beginner (< 1200) 17,618 Premium Only
Knight v. Rook Beginner (< 1200) 23,381 Premium Only
Letting Go of a Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 22,276 Premium Only
Mating with a Rook Beginner (< 1200) 25,152 Premium Only
Most Important K v. K+P Draw Beginner (< 1200) 14,246 Premium Only
N Ending: Stop the Last Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 9,264 Premium Only
Pawns One File Apart Beginner (< 1200) 18,784 Premium Only
Q Ending down a Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 10,620 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook w/ pawns Beginner (< 1200) 14,309 Premium Only
Queen vs. Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 9,029 Premium Only
R Endings: Passed Pawns Beginner (< 1200) 15,004 Premium Only
R+B v. Queen Beginner (< 1200) 8,779 Premium Only
R+N v. Queen Beginner (< 1200) 7,334 Premium Only
Start Here! Using Extra Pieces Beginner (< 1200) 15,693 Premium Only
Using an Extra Queen Beginner (< 1200) 17,466 Premium Only
Using Extra Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 9,581 Premium Only
Using Extra Bishop 2 Beginner (< 1200) 6,836 Premium Only
Using Extra Knight Beginner (< 1200) 9,611 Premium Only
Using Extra Knight 2 Beginner (< 1200) 6,581 Premium Only
Using Extra Pieces: Level 2 Beginner (< 1200) 6,018 Premium Only
Using Extra Pieces: Level 3 Beginner (< 1200) 6,335 Premium Only
Using Extra Rook Beginner (< 1200) 6,119 Premium Only
Using Extra Rook Beginner (< 1200) 7,871 Premium Only
Winning With an Extra Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 182,950 Premium Only
Winning With Queen Vs Knight Beginner (< 1200) 24,672 Premium Only
Active King in Pawn Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 30,527 Premium Only
Advanced Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 19,641 Premium Only
Attacking Like Lasker Intermediate (1400-1800) 21,470 Premium Only
B v. N+P: Minimal Material Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,151 Premium Only
Bishop ending by Centurini Intermediate (1400-1800) 16,664 Premium Only
Cramped in N Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,694 Premium Only